Must the worlds collide? Professional and academic discourses in the study and practice of law

Candlin, Christopher; Bhatia, Vijay and Jensen, Christian (2002). Must the worlds collide? Professional and academic discourses in the study and practice of law. In: Cortese, Giuseppina and Riley, Philip eds. Domain-specific English: textual practices across communities and classrooms. Linguistic insights (2). Oxford: Peter Lang.

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Domain-specific discourse in English forms a continuum across the academic, professional and technical genres of all areas of knowledge. This collection of papers by scholars working in a variety of disciplines, cultural and institutional contexts forms an analytical and methodological framework for the discussion of a wide range of writing-related issues, problems and practices. The diversity of topics and perspectives represented here - including corpus-based approaches, discourse analysis and contrastive rhetoric, teaching methodology and domain-specific literacy, criticalness, linguistic ascendancy and the emergence of scientific English, identity and social epistemology - attests to the vitality and variety of sociolinguistic research in this complex and rapidly developing field.

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